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Yazoo City Club to Host Fundraiser on Friday, January 27

Thursday, November 1, 2022

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta is grateful for the recent donation of $20,000 from Amerigroup Mississippi to assist with youth development and organizational expansion. AmeriGroup is working with the Boys & Girls Clubs to promote quality healthcare in Mississippi as well as equitable access to services and support. 

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The Importance of Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month

Each year, September 15th through October 15th is designated as National Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month. This month-long observance recognizes and celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans past and present. The observance begins in the middle of September and lasts until the middle of October because it aligns with national independence days in several Latin American countries, including Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico, Chile, and Belize.

It’s also important to note that the United States specifically celebrates “Hispanic Heritage Month,” but the term “Hispanic” is a blanket term used to describe a large group of communities that are from different countries and are unique from one another. Each individual in these groups has their own preference on how to be addressed, and some of the other terms include Latino, Latina, and Latinx. In this article, we’ll share more about Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month and why it’s so important.

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What Is Workforce Readiness Month?

Providing children with the knowledge and tools they need in order to be successful is a critical part of preparing them for their future. There are many different ways to do this, including educating them, teaching them healthy eating habits, ensuring they get enough physical activity each day, and teaching them skills they will need throughout their lives. 

Making sure children are gaining the knowledge and skills to be workforce ready is the central goal of Workforce Readiness Month—also known as National Workforce Development Month—which occurs in September each year. In this article, we’ll discuss what workforce readiness is and why it is so important.

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